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MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
came time to go to middle school, she wanted her daughter to apply for one of the city wide magnet schools and the people said she doesn't qualify because she doesn't have the the kills and knowledge that she needs. and the mom said what do you mean? she's gotten all as. and they said, no, look at her skills assessment. and the mom was horrified. and felt betrayed because she said if my kid is not able to compete with other kids in the city or other kids in the nation, i should know that. she shouldn't be getting all a and lulling me into a sense of complacency when she doesn't have what she needs. so while i think that we shouldn't have an overemphasis on the test and that is happening in some places, we have to have some accountability. >> and that leads to the yes question of standardized testing. it's a one size fits all measureme measurement. what do you say to that? >> i think we can always do a better job of making sure that we have great assessments, but we have to have a starting point. and we cannot continue to have school districts that produce generations of kids who ca
MSNBC
Feb 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
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MSNBC
Feb 20, 2013 9:00am PST
, deputy new york city mayor howard wolfson, the queen bee of thegrio.com, joy reid. the intrepid maggie haberman of politico and msnbc contributor and senior fellow at the center of budget and policy priorities, jared bernstein. >>> while president obama continues to warn of the damaging effects of the sequester and republicans lob insults from the sidelines, you'd never know anything was wrong from the market. damn the sequester screams one headline. the dow closed up another 50 points yesterday to settle above 14,000 while the s&p reached a five-year high. there are danger signs ahead. earlier this month, the cbo warned the sequester will have economic growth in 2013 and result in 750,000 lost jobs, but the collective eye roll of the market have been mirrored in the empty hallways of the capitol as lawmakers continue to enjoy a week-long break. complacency is further fuelled by the deadline is malleable. they won't fall apart on sequester day of reckoning said an aide. what actually happens on march first, nothing. nothing happens. while the meet cleaver may not fall on day one
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2013 12:00pm EST
introduced that very same bill. howard, as a deputy mayor of new york city, the question of keeping the city safe is something you deal with on a daily basis. this is a really interesting and brave new arena that we have sort of yet to really get our minds and arms around in terms of national security. >> well, all of our essential infrastructure in the city, from water, to street lights, to sewage, to elevators, everything you can think of runs on computers somewhere. somewhere there is a computer running it, and if there was a government or some other non-governmental entity that had the ability to hack into some of those systems to, you know, flood our streets, to shut off the electric grid, there would be chaos, and so this is an enormously serious problem. it's not just about hacking a website and spoofing the website. this is about how we go about our daily lives, and i hope, i don't know, i hope that the federal government is taking this as seriously as they need to, because, and you hear this analogy a lot, compared to pearl harbor, you could be looking at the next pearl harbor. one day y
MSNBC
Feb 25, 2013 12:00pm EST
>>> joining me today new york city deputy mayor howard wolfson, the queen bee of the greo.com joy reid, eric baits, a contributing he editor at "rolling stone" and a visiting scholar at new york university, and former rnc chairman and msnbc political analyst the notorious michael steel. with four days until the sequester deadline, lawmakers are taking a page from the shaggy playbook and saying it wasn't me. >> it's made up. it's been created. i didn't support the sequester because that's a stupid way to cut spending. >> i think the sequester was a stupid thing. i voted against it when it first came up. >> woodward said it was president obama who proposed and promoted the sequester. >> you have as usual in washington a large kabuki going on about who can get blamed. >> it came from the white house, and the president's aides. >> a psychologist and procrastination expert told the a.p., "congress is pretty much the worst, hands down, of any group we ever investigated. they're worse than college students." despite the fact that both sides bought into this plan, action to avert the sequ
MSNBC
Feb 26, 2013 12:00pm EST
this city. >> before we get to the colloquy between and you the governor, i want to bring in bill burton because, bill, you ran -- or were a senior advisor, i think is the official title, for the president's super pact, priorities usa action. numerous times during the campaign season we talked about how you did not want to have that job. you hoped that -- anymore. you hoped that super pacts would be regulated out of existence one day, and yet, the president is re-elected and this is where he is planting his flag. not for campaign finance reform, but effectively auctioning off access to the oval office to high donors. >> when he calls it inexplicable that the president would have some group that helps to advance his legislative agenda, if you look at what happened in the first term, just take health care, for example. $100 million was spent by the opponents of health care reform to try to stop it and to try to shape it in a way that was not beneficial to how it should work for the american people. so if the president and the people who support him were to sit back and say, you know
MSNBC
Feb 15, 2013 9:00am PST
for the people that want it. forget about getting people that are outside of it. in new york city with neighborhoods with a lot of money, there are people on waiting lists. >> for, like -- for people who are wealthy. >> as to the argument that it fades as the kids -- you have a couple of quality pre-k education with full day kindergarten. full day kindergarten is enormously important. some of those things the state could pick up. when i became governor that was my frontal boundary one and you put one-third of the billion dollars into pre-k and full day, and by the team i left in my eighth year pennsylvania kids finished first in the nation on the nate test in eighth grade with readers wrshgz eighth grade. we started out in year one, and our eighth graders that went through pre-k and full day kindergarten, and for us with all of the english as second language cities that we have for us to be number one in reading was extraordinary, and it came from an investment. that investment has to go all wait through, and you're right, quality of teachers. we had a program called keystone stars tha
MSNBC
Feb 18, 2013 9:00am PST
can do. that is the standard. obviously, people feel there is the appearance of corruption when you have these deals with big donors. the senator durbin's bill, the fair elections now act and other state level reforms, including new york state or new york city, rather, have those kind of programs that basically take the millionaires out of giving directly to candidates, and that reduces corruption. they may be able to spend on their own voice, maybe their movies, make their ads, but if we don't have people flying on planes together and feeling that they owe someone hundreds of thousands of dollars for bundling, there's a lot less of that second door, the corruption door, and i think that's where the tangible action can be. >> larry, we -- there are -- there's a littany of scandal that has rocked washington, specifically relating to donors and money. charlie rangel, tom delay, jack abramhoff, jesse jackson, most recently. do you sense, as you do your work, that politicians ever -- there is ever a sense of remorse here or is it more i've got to be less -- i've got to be more crafty in
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 9:00am PST
nine. some of the world's cleanest gas turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. >> they're americans in their hearts, in their mipdz, in every single way but one, on paper. >> last year president obama announced an executive action allowing certain children of undocumented workers, or dreamers, to remain in the country without fear of deportation. he took this action after the dream act failed in congress due to a gop-led senate filibuster. according to the pew research center, hispanic center, 1.7 million of the approximately $11 million undocumented people in the u.s. currently qualify as dreamers. >> according it a recent economic constituted kwli passing the dream act would add $329 billion to the u.s. economy and create 1.4 million new jobs by 2030. the dream is now a campaign dedicated to advancing the principles behind the dream act launched by lore even powell jobs, widow of steve jobs. the website the dream is now.org features the stories of several dreamers. one is terrence park. >> just yesterday terrence was accepted into the master
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 9:00am PST
keeping us safe and the soldiers are home. i do think the next great question is when it becomes a civil liberties thing of surveillance. it's all just targeted killings. they have camera that is have fantastic ability to survey cities. when all that starts coming home and you start getting into this tom cruise "minority report" sort of micro-drones outside your house sur veiling you, that's the next question. i think most americans they just don't understand what it is. they support it because it keeps them sane. they don't know the technicalities. >> it's two conversations we're really having. one is the operational features of drones. the other is the legal features of the drone program. i think let's put aside the legal features question right now. operationally drones do serve a purpose. we could theoretically be putting boots on the ground in yellen and pakistan and are all complication with that, and never in the history of warfare have there ever been things without collateral damage. what this does essentially is it tries as best it can to limit the boots on the ground, an
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 12:00pm EST
city deputy mayor howard wolfson, editor of "the new republic" frankly for, politico white house reporter carrie rudolph brown making her debut, and our old hand bloomberg white house correspondent hans nichol. there isn't much overlap between critics of george w. bush and barack obama unless you are talking counterterrorism. members of code pink, a group founded during the bush administration to protest the policies of waterboard and detention made their voices heard at yesterday's confirmation hearing for john brennan as cia director. >> they won't even tell congress what country we are killing children in. >> please -- >> senator feinstein. >> if you could please expedite the removal. >> more important than the children of pakistan and yemen? are they more important? do your job! >> the hearing serve as a public discussion of the most controversial counterterrorism policies that began under president george w. bush and, in part, have continued and expanded under president obama. brennan's defense of the secrecy surrounding the administration's most questionable program, target
MSNBC
Feb 5, 2013 9:00am PST
more diverse. it's more urban. we have had moves to the cities for years, but then they moved that to the suburbs. now even the suburbs are moving back to the cities. this is the future of the country, and we need everybody to be playing for that broad majority. >> when we talk about the republicans building a bigger tent, so we just finished talking about immigration, and it seems like whether it's eric cantor or marco rubio, there are voice that is want to be more inclusive. whether now or later. the reality, though, is that on a parallel track you have gop governors who are pursuing changes to the electoral college system. the redistricting in 2010 sort of cemented red versus blue rather than anything purple. there is the filibuster -- the use of the filibuster, which jonathan says basically is -- it's an unusually powerful tool as it is in the hands of senate republicans, and then there's the voter id stuff. on one hand, yes, the republican party wants to be more inclusive, but at the same time they're trying to manipulate the rules in a way that gives people less of a place at th
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
city. one way of viewing the vogue for assault weapons is that those geographic distinctions have now become states of mind." >> you know, if we're talking about the shift in the nra's politics from a decade ago until now, there's also this really interesting shift in the kinds of guns people own and, therefore, what people expect the politics of gun ownership to look like. a decade ago we were still talking about an america where, you know, most of the guns sold were rifles, and you could still mrauzably say gun ownership is a hunting culture. in 2010 pistol -- in 2000 rifles are twice pistol sales, basically. in 2010 pistols past rifle. we're thawing did a gun culture that's primarily focused on self-defense. what's weird about that is it's a time that crime is declining pretty rapidly. >> when we talk about -- there is some -- i don't want to put sort of cultural differences at the root of this, but that is some part of that, and i thought actually chris wallace did an effective job of drawing that out from wayne law pierre yesterday when they were talking about the ad that the
MSNBC
Feb 11, 2013 9:00am PST
. >> i want to add one thing here. it doesn't matter if he goes to every city in the country and spends his entire state of the union talking about spending on infrastructure and things of that nature, but the republican-led house is not going to go along with that. this is really an act in futility. >> dwoent know how. to be honest, we don't know how much of the speech is going to push for infrastructure spending. god forbid we have better infrastructure spending. the economic piece is difficult for the president given the recovery has been really slow. we have the numbers from january. long-term unemployment has held steady. that is a lot of people who have been out of work for six months or more, and it is at its lowest rate since june 2009. that's a long-term number. the short-term and sort of standard unemployment numbers haven't budged considerably, and so the president does -- is in a tricky position in terms of highlighting an economic plan that legislatively may go nowhere, and if you talk about what he has done so far, there's a sense of perhaps malaise among the american publ
MSNBC
Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm EST
kindergarten, and for us with all of the english as second language cities that we have for us to be number one in reading was extraordinary, and it came from an investment. that investment has to go all wait through, and you're right, quality of teachers. we had a program called keystone stars that upped the salaries. you can't have different salaries for pre-k teachers -- >> than you do for regular school teachers. chris, before we go, i thought that, you know, we talk a lot about the american dream and mobility in this country and that's so much of the republican argument that's predicate odd this bootstrap mentality. the pew statistics on mobility from the charitable trust shows that 42% of american children who are born to parents on the bottom rungs of the income ladder will stay there. which i think is the most damning case. >> i mean, we talk about inequality a lot, but the more damning thing about american society right now from the perspective of the sort of -- from conservative perspective is the decline in mobility, and the best we can know mobility has been declining over time,
MSNBC
Feb 14, 2013 9:00am PST
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MSNBC
Feb 13, 2013 12:00pm EST
other cities and towns. last night, i announced the institution of three more institutes. i'm calling 0 congress to implement 15 more institutes, global manufacturing around the country. second thing we need to do is make our tax code more competitive. right now, companies get all kinds of tax breaks for moving jobs and profits overseas. but companies that stay here get hit with one of the highest tax rates in the world. that doesn't make any sense. so what i'm proposing is that we reform our tax code. stop rewarding businesses that ship jobs overseas. reward companies that are creating jobs right here in the united states of america. that makes sense. number three, if you're a manufacturing town, especially one that's taken a hit, that's seen a company close up shop or a plant shut down, i want to partner with local leaders to help you attract new investment. because once that investment starts coming in, things can start turning around. that means infrastructure gets modernized. and research facilities get built. suddenly a company that was down is now getting back up and attracts n
MSNBC
Feb 22, 2013 12:00pm EST
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MSNBC
Feb 27, 2013 9:00am PST
about the folks who say how long is long enough? it's important to remember that the voting rights act has provisions for jurisdictions to get out if they can demonstrate that they should not be in. but, if any city should stay in, these people are in this court case because they excluded minority voters. it's actually a weird case to be coming forward to talk about getting rid of section v. >> representative, if you can hang with us, we have to take a short break. we are going to talk about congressional high jinx, speaker john boehner is looking to make a legislative splash. is overhauling the tax code the comeback? we'll ask congressman about his ideas when we come back. ♪ alright, let's go. ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate. ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate. ♪ we, we chocolate cross over. ♪ yeah, we chocolate cross over. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing fiber one 80 calorie chocolate cereal. ♪ chocolate. ♪ pop goes the world pop in a whole new kind of clean with tide pods. a powerful 3-in-1 detergent that cleans, brightens and fights stains. pop in. stand out. that cleans, b
MSNBC
Feb 1, 2013 9:00am PST
cities in the late 1970s and early 1908s. he lost in the primary to david dinkins. he often said joke about that's, the people threw me out, and now the people must be punished. ah, mayor koch. god bless him. he was 88 years old. ben smith, your favored ed koch memory/story? >> i wrote his obituary. i interviewed him for his obituary in 2002. >> wow. >> he had already by then written his epitath that appears on his tomb stone, which has already been made. i quoted it in the story, and there it is. i love that he recorded a video for the "new york times" that begins i'm gone now. he exits talking. he just never lost his step. he just stayed. >> he never did. iran. >> i would say not to speak ill of the dead and with all respect to his legacy -- >> ah oh. >> i think -- no, it has to be recognized that he helped stoke a lot of racial tensions and splits between african-americans and jews which were regrettable and which luckily some of the bridges have been built since then. >> he did sort of own up to some of them in his later years or at least -- >> he does in the "times" video, o
MSNBC
Feb 1, 2013 12:00pm EST
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MSNBC
Feb 25, 2013 9:00am PST
on 97.7% of current spending or grass will grow in the sfreets of american cities of the dpesic agencies whose budget has been increased by 17% under president obama. must endure a 5% cut. is there danger here for the white house if this happens and people don't think it's a big deal? >> right. that's what's been interesting. the public is not engaged in this at all. people aren't paying as much attention to it because it's not a cliff. it doesn't have a dire feeling of a cliff, but, you know what, for the people who will be furloughed, particularly federal employees, i spoke it a federal employee last week who said they're really scared. they're actually afraid because people -- real people are going to lose their jobs, and people who are connected to military bases, et cetera, they are paying attention because they're going to lose their jobs. this is very real for them and the businesses they support. the reality is and i think that i concur with the table. i've said this on show before, republicans want the sequester. let's keep it real. 174 voted in the house because they w
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